Oklahoma City National Memorial searching for additional funding

Tuesday, November 23rd 2004, 5:52 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A fund-raising effort to increase endowment funding is under way at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Officials say decreasing revenue threatens a museum at the memorial to Oklahoma City bombing victims as well as terrorism education programs.

Frank Hill is chairman of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation. Hill says more funding is needed to make sure the museum continues operating.

The memorial's board determined that $15-million is needed to secure future operations. Board members want to raise the money by April 19th, 2005 -- the 10th anniversary of the federal building bombing.

A truck bomb ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19th, 1995, killing 168 people.